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National Advocacy Conference 2024

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Advocacy & Social Justice


October 16th 2024 - in person
Macdonald Burlington Hotel,  Burlington Arcade, Birmingham B2 4JQ


The 2024 conference is not pulling its punches.  It's an invitation for you to reflect on why we do what we do - and will equip you with ideas, skills and knowledge for having even more of an impact.


We will start the day looking at how to BE BRAVE.... because everything you do starts with you, your thoughts, your state.  The opening immersive session will support you to build more of your resilience and bravery so you can step into your power when you need to - like a black belt advocate.

This will be followed by sessions looking at the power of gloriously ordinary lives, the power of self advocacy, the power of political activism and the power of anti-racism.


This year's conference is not for advocates who want to sit all day and listen to powerpoint presentations!  This is for advocates who want more practical skills, want more power and want to unleash their bravery. This is for advocates who want to be part of the movement to support people to get great lives.

October 14, 15, 17 &18 2024 - on line 

Accompanying the in person event is a series of thought provoking and practical on line sessions that will help you expand your knowledge.

LEGAL SESSIONS from Irwin Mitchell tbc

  • Depriving young people of their liberty (under 16s)..... when should  court authorisation be sought and what problems are being flagged 

  • s117 discharge planning.  Things to look out for and when to ask the COP to get involved

  • Mental capacity and sex 

  • MHA/MCA interface in hospital settings.  When and why would the DoLS be used in mental health settings instead of MHA and what advocates should look out


  • Closed cultures and how to respond

  • How to influence those around you

  • When is safeguarding not a safeguarding?

  • How to lean into your own vulnerability to become a better advocate​

Tickets - in person inclusive of week long pass for webinars
Buy before 31.08.2024  £120 + VAT
Buy before 31.09.2024  £149 + VAT
Buy before 16.10.2024  £169 + VAT
For group discounts - drop us an email to enquire


Tickets - on line
£50 + VAT for a week long pass.   

We have a number of free tickets available for self advocates, people who use health, care or advocacy services and carers.  Please request one by emailing 
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